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    I don't want to name her, but this has to be the chick with the curly blonde hair that was featured on the latest season of Leah Remini's show. I was gobsmacked the entire episode, thinking this girl knows way too much about the Miscaviges' private lives, I hope she has round-the-clock security.
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    Lawsuit against Scientology cult covers US: The church is in crisis

    My son was asking about Scientology a few weeks ago. I told him about The Golden Suicides, Shawn Lonsdale and the expose by The Tampa Bay Tribune revealing the horrific abuses of the cult. If you follow those links, you will see that people critical of Scientology used to get harassed to the point where they would “commit suicide.” That was around 10 to 12 years ago, but Scientology’s influence has weakened thanks to exposes and the accounts of former members who have bravely spoken out, including of course Leah Remini. The cult harasses detractors by spying and following them and using defamation and legal tactics. So it’s nice to hear of yet another civil suit against Scientology. They’ve been sued so many times, but this one may get some traction. US Magazine is featuring it on the cover this week along with photos of Leah Remini, Tom Cruise and Kirstie Alley. Tom and Kirstie are still deeply brainwashed and defensive of COS so it’s bizarre that US is making it look like they’re all on the same side. An anonymous former member is suing them, claiming they abused her from the age of 6 and made her work as a slave, essentially. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this about Scientology.

    Kidnapping. Abuse. Human trafficking. These are just some of the allegations an anonymous plaintiff is making in a suit filed on June 18 against the Church of Scientology and its current leader, David Miscavige, 59. Jane Doe, who’s believed to be around age 40, is suing the church — which boasts a host of famous members, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston — for kidnapping, stalking, human trafficking, false imprisonment, libel, slander, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

    “The Church of Scientology presents a facade to the outside world to disguise what, in reality, is nothing more than a cult built on mind control,” the lawsuit alleges. The controversial church denies all allegations of abuse. In response to Jane Doe’s suit, the church’s lawyers tell Us, “We are confident the lawsuit will fail. The church will vigorously defend itself against these unfounded allegations.”

    The shocking suit has the potential to bring down the controversial religion and its seemingly untouchable leader — and expose the secrets its A-list followers may have been keeping for years. “Tom [Cruise] undoubtedly knows the stories about the church,” a source tells Us of Scientology’s celebrity golden boy. Another insider says that with the actor, 57, employed as Miscavige’s right-hand man and best friend, “there’s very little he doesn’t know. He and David are like brothers united in their religious devotion. If David is ordering this kind of harassment on people trying to leave the church,” adds the insider, “Tom would likely see it.”

    Things aren’t looking good for the once-powerful organization. “The church is in crisis,” says Tony Ortega, a blogger who’s critical of Scientology. “Membership is dwindling, and its practices are being exposed in ways we’ve never seen before.” Scientology critic Steve Mango, of Mangotology.org Opens a New Window. , adds, “Scientology has been trying to cover up its crimes and abuse for decades,” he says. “This suit is the beginning of the unraveling of Scientology as we know it.”

    [From US Magazine]

    That part about Cruise goes too easy on him. The Tampa Bay tribune had quotes from Scientologists who went on the record to say that they witnessed Cruise physically hit people to keep them in line. He’s more than aware of Scientology’s abuses, he participates in them. If you’d like to know more about this lawsuit, Scientology expert Tony Ortega has more along with an analysis of Scientology’s likely response. The good news is that Jane Doe has a team of eight powerful lawyers. Ortega also knows who she is and explains why it’s likely that the cult does too. While I doubt this will take Scientology down, it’s noticeable how much weaker they are and I hope that encourages more members to escape.

    OOh and I checked Leah Remini’s twitter and they have a website for this lawsuit and are asking for former Scientologists to speak to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittylady View Post
    Also there's rumours that Conor is getting married and tiny Tommy has banned Nicole from attending.

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    just followed that link and...um..

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    Danny Masterson and Church of Scientology Sued Over Sex Assault ‘Cover-Up’



    Four women filed suit on Wednesday against the Church of Scientology, alleging they were stalked and intimidated after reporting sexual assault allegations against actor Danny Masterson.
    The women all claim that Masterson raped or sexually assaulted them in the early 2000s. They reported their allegations to the LAPD in late 2016 and early 2017, and the police continue to investigate the case. Masterson has adamantly and repeatedly denied the claims. He was dropped from the Netflix series “The Ranch” in December 2017.
    “This is beyond ridiculous. I’m not going to fight my ex-girlfriend in the media like she’s been baiting me to do for more than two years,” Masterson said in a statement via his attorney. “I will beat her in court—and look forward to it because the public will finally be able learn the truth and see how I’ve been railroaded by this woman. And once her lawsuit is thrown out, I intend to sue her and the others who jumped on the bandwagon for the damage they caused me and my family.”





    The lawsuit states that the women were all followed, allegedly by agents of the Church of Scientology, in retaliation for going to the police. Chrissie Bixler, one of the plaintiffs, alleges that she was chased in her car in October 2017 by two people who were filming her. Shortly after, her dog died inexplicably. A necropsy revealed that the dog suffered “traumatic injuries to her trachea and esophagus.”
    She also says that she has been harassed online, and that Scientology agents encouraged people to post fake Craigslist ads in her name soliciting anal sex. She alleges that she has been stalked, run off the road, and targeted for credit card fraud. She installed a home security system, which she alleges was repeatedly hacked and disabled. Bixler’s husband is also a plaintiff in the suit.
    Another plaintiff, Marie Bobette Riales, alleges that she has been followed and photographed — even on vacation — and had her email accounts hacked. The suit states that her 13-year-old’s bedroom window was smashed in the middle of the night. She runs a food truck, and says it has been vandalized, false reviews were posted online, and fake ads offering to sell the truck have been posted online.
    Two other plaintiffs, who are not identified by name in the suit, level similar accusations. One of them says she has rarely left her house in the two years since the police reports were filed.
    The suit alleges that the Church of Scientology has declared the women “fair game” for violating the church’s proscription against involving the police in such an investigation.
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    This cult is evil - when are they going to be stopped?
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    They're part of the current "swamp".
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    Scientology Leader David Miscavige Served In Child Trafficking & Kidnapping Lawsuit

    Ex-church member Valerie Haney was a guest on Leah Remini’s docu-series.

    October 22, 2019 @ 11:19AM

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    OPENS IN NEW WINDOW

    Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige Opens in New Windowhas finally been served in the scathing child trafficking and kidnapping lawsuit filed by ex-member Valerie Haney, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
    In court papers obtained from Los Angeles Superior Court, Miscavige, 59, was served on October 10, 2019 at Church of Scientology International in Los Angeles, California.
    According to the process server, the documents were left with a “John Doe,” who is listed as a “Front Desk Agent.”
    The documents were also mailed to the Defendants.
    The Underground Bunker Opens in New Windowwas the first to report.

    As Radar reported, Haney filed the complaint Opens in New Windowon June 18, 2019 under “Jane Doe.”
    She sued the church and its leader for false imprisonment, kidnapping, stalking, libel, slander, constructive invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, failure to pay minimum wage, failure provide days of rest and meal periods, fraudulent inducement of employment, negligent misrepresentation and negligence.
    She claimed members are subject to “physical, verbal, psychological, emotions and/or sexual abuse and/or assault.”
    In an amended complaint filed Opens in New Windowon September 30, 2019, Haney revealed her identity. She is now suing for intentional misrepresentation, concealment, false promise, kidnapping, stalking, libel, slander, constructive invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
    The ex-member also alleged more disturbing details on the Church’s sub organization Sea Org.
    “The Sea Org, in large part, functions by way of human trafficking, including the trafficking of children,” the filing read. “Defendants engage in the forced labor of adults and children in the Sea Org. Defendants have made billions off the backs of men, women, and children who are trafficked and forced to work 75 to 100 hour weeks for far below the minimum wage with little to no free time or vacation under the treat of severe punishment for failure to perform their work duties.”
    Sea Org members, including children, allegedly have their food rationed and/or limited often and must perform jobs that expose them to a “high risk of danger, such as removal of asbestos, welding, construction/working on scaffolding, chemical exposure, using heavy construction machinery, etc. and are often requited to do so without necessary safety equipment.”

    Children are restricted and limited to sleep and do not receive adequate education, she alleged. They are also allegedly coached to lie and/or conceal information concerning the abuses within Scientology to the public, family, authorities and non-Scientologists.
    “Sea Org members, including children, are isolated from the outside world, their access to information is heavily monitored, controlled, and limited, and Sea Org members are subjected to physical, verbal, psychological, emotional, and/or sexual abuse and/or assault,” the court papers read.
    The Church of Scientology and Miscavige have not responded to the original and amended complaints, but a law firm representing Scientology told Radar in a statement at the time, “We are confident the lawsuit will fail. The Church will vigorously defend itself against these unfounded allegations.”
    Haney has spoken out against the church in recent years. She was born into Scientology to Scientology parents and lived at the Spiritual Headquarters in Clearwater, Florida.
    She was a member of Cadet Org, which is for children of the most dedicated members. She claims she was subject to “military-like conditions,” where she would work and clean from 8am to midnight.
    She left Scientology in 2017 and has appeared on former member Leah Remini Opens in New Window’s docu-series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Opens in New Window.
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    Non-scientology residents who live in Clearwater, Florida enjoy the community for its beautiful beaches and weather. But RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the controversial church has attempted to take over a portion of the town and residents are now living in fear because of it.
    In an exclusive interview with Clearwater resident, Clay Irwin, photographed below, Radar has learned that the controversial church backed by Tom Cruise has been purchasing parcels of land and properties to create a “creepy ghost town” with “fake” businesses!
    According to Irwin, who moved to the area six years ago, the church has changed the landscape of the beach town “drastically.”
    TOM CRUISE AND SCIENTOLOGIST SON CONNOR MAKE RARE PUBLIC APPEARANCE TOGETHER IN LONDONOPENS IN NEW WINDOW
    “They opened up fake store fronts on Fort Harrison Avenue and they are all empty,” Irwin said.
    The disgruntled resident added: “They have fake window displays and it’s kind of what they do there. They do not change the displays and they own six hotels, which are only open to Scientologists.”
    As Radar readers know, Cruise purchased a multi-level suite across the street from the Church of Scientology headquarters complete with around-the-clock security. Residents in the area joke that the high-rise is the “Tower of Tom.”
    In addition to the bizarre fake businesses, Irwin said the downtown Clearwater area has been “infiltrated” with Scientologists who “harass” non-church members who live in the area.
    EX-SCIENTOLOGIST ACCUSES CHURCH OF TRAFFICKING & STARVING CHILDREN IN SCATHING LAWSUITOPENS IN NEW WINDOW
    “Nobody wants to go downtown. Clearwater is a beautiful town and the downtown area is now a ghost town. The only thing you see is the Scientology minions.”
    Irwin said the church members are spotted wearing “brown dress suits or blue vest suits.” The members almost always walk alone and resemble “flight attendants,” he explained.
    As Radar readers know, Irwin has been a critic of the controversial church since he moved to the area six years ago. He claims scientologists forced him out of his former bar that he owned named Lucky Anchor. He is now gearing up to launch a pedal pub in Clearwater Beach.
    “They chased me out. They were constantly calling the police on me even though I tried to stay neutral,” he explained. “So I was forced to sell because they bought my building. I didn’t want to sell. Everybody’s afraid of them.”
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    Radar has obtained exclusive photos of the eerie downtown area impacted by the church. Scroll through Radar’s gallery below to see the area surrounding Cruise’s home.

    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    BIZARRE BUSINESSES

    According to Irwin, the church purchased massive amounts of land and businesses for “millions” and have turned them into “fake” businesses. Shown here, is a center called United For Human Rights and a business called The Way to Happiness.


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    FAKE STORES

    “It’s really weird,” the resident said of the fake businesses. According to Irwin, “no one” goes into the stores. In fact, the resident claimed that “all of the doors are locked!”


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    LOCKED DOORS

    According to Irwin, some of the store fronts feature Clearwater history, but nothing exists beyond the windows and doors. “It’s such a joke!” he said.


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    STRICT UNIFORMS

    The angry resident said that the church members often walk around “by themselves” and are rarely seen in pairs. They also only wear dark suits, shown here.


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    EMPTY SPACES

    The Scientology area also gives off an “eerie” vibe because most of its buildings and even its vehicles are empty. Here is a photo of a Scientology bus with no people in it.


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    LIVING IN FEAR

    Irwin claims many residents are afraid that the church is attempting to take over the entire area. Shown here is a location where high executives are proposing to build an entertainment complex complete with Cruise’s name on it.




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    Non-scientology residents who live in Clearwater, Florida enjoy the community for its beautiful beaches and weather. But RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the controversial church has attempted to take over a portion of the town and residents are now living in fear because of it.
    In an exclusive interview with Clearwater resident, Clay Irwin, photographed below, Radar has learned that the controversial church backed by Tom Cruise has been purchasing parcels of land and properties to create a “creepy ghost town” with “fake” businesses!
    According to Irwin, who moved to the area six years ago, the church has changed the landscape of the beach town “drastically.”
    TOM CRUISE AND SCIENTOLOGIST SON CONNOR MAKE RARE PUBLIC APPEARANCE TOGETHER IN LONDONOPENS IN NEW WINDOW
    “They opened up fake store fronts on Fort Harrison Avenue and they are all empty,” Irwin said.
    The disgruntled resident added: “They have fake window displays and it’s kind of what they do there. They do not change the displays and they own six hotels, which are only open to Scientologists.”
    As Radar readers know, Cruise purchased a multi-level suite across the street from the Church of Scientology headquarters complete with around-the-clock security. Residents in the area joke that the high-rise is the “Tower of Tom.”
    In addition to the bizarre fake businesses, Irwin said the downtown Clearwater area has been “infiltrated” with Scientologists who “harass” non-church members who live in the area.
    EX-SCIENTOLOGIST ACCUSES CHURCH OF TRAFFICKING & STARVING CHILDREN IN SCATHING LAWSUITOPENS IN NEW WINDOW
    “Nobody wants to go downtown. Clearwater is a beautiful town and the downtown area is now a ghost town. The only thing you see is the Scientology minions.”
    Irwin said the church members are spotted wearing “brown dress suits or blue vest suits.” The members almost always walk alone and resemble “flight attendants,” he explained.
    As Radar readers know, Irwin has been a critic of the controversial church since he moved to the area six years ago. He claims scientologists forced him out of his former bar that he owned named Lucky Anchor. He is now gearing up to launch a pedal pub in Clearwater Beach.
    “They chased me out. They were constantly calling the police on me even though I tried to stay neutral,” he explained. “So I was forced to sell because they bought my building. I didn’t want to sell. Everybody’s afraid of them.”
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    Radar has obtained exclusive photos of the eerie downtown area impacted by the church. Scroll through Radar’s gallery below to see the area surrounding Cruise’s home.

    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    BIZARRE BUSINESSES

    According to Irwin, the church purchased massive amounts of land and businesses for “millions” and have turned them into “fake” businesses. Shown here, is a center called United For Human Rights and a business called The Way to Happiness.


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    FAKE STORES

    “It’s really weird,” the resident said of the fake businesses. According to Irwin, “no one” goes into the stores. In fact, the resident claimed that “all of the doors are locked!”


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    LOCKED DOORS

    According to Irwin, some of the store fronts feature Clearwater history, but nothing exists beyond the windows and doors. “It’s such a joke!” he said.


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    STRICT UNIFORMS

    The angry resident said that the church members often walk around “by themselves” and are rarely seen in pairs. They also only wear dark suits, shown here.


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    EMPTY SPACES

    The Scientology area also gives off an “eerie” vibe because most of its buildings and even its vehicles are empty. Here is a photo of a Scientology bus with no people in it.


    Photo Credit: Clay Irwin
    LIVING IN FEAR

    Irwin claims many residents are afraid that the church is attempting to take over the entire area. Shown here is a location where high executives are proposing to build an entertainment complex complete with Cruise’s name on it.



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    What are these weirdos up to? Are they planning on calling some kind of Scieno Jihad that calls them all to Clearwater?
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    It’s like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Buses with no people in them. Businesses that are just empty buildings with locked doors.

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    Beck: "I'm Not a Scientologist"

    After declaring 15 years ago, "Yeah — I'm a Scientologist," the singer takes an abrupt turn away from the organization following a divorce from second-generation Scientologist Marissa Ribisi.

    Beck has disavowed himself from the Church of Scientology.

    The musician, 49, has long been one of the most high-profile stars associated with the organization — and has previously sung its praises on TV and in print interviews. But now, on the heels of his divorce last February from second-generation Scientologist Marissa Ribisi, Beck has changed his tune.

    In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald promoting his new record Hyperspace, Beck clarified that he is not a church member nor does he ascribe to Scientology beliefs.

    “I think there’s a misconception that I am a Scientologist. I’m not a Scientologist. I don’t have any connection or affiliation with it," Beck told the Herald. He went on to theorize that because his father — Canadian composer David Campbell — has long been a Scientologist, he was assumed to be one, as well.

    "But I’ve pretty much just focused on my music and my work for most of my life, and tended to do my own thing," he continued. "I think it’s just something people ran with.”

    Still, the singer-songwriter has long moved in Scientology circles and has previously both claimed membership in the church and championed its ideas. In 2004, he married Ribisi, twin sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi. Both are well-known Scientologists and are heavily involved in Scientology events and fundraising.

    The couple had a son in 2003 and a daughter in 2007 and divorced Feb.15, 2019, after 15 years together.

    Toward the start of their marriage, in a 2005 interview with the Irish Sunday Tribune, Beck declared, "Yeah, I'm a Scientologist. My father has been a Scientologist for about 35 years, so I grew up in and around it and stuff."

    "People can sort of say and do whatever they want," he continued. "All I can do is live my life with integrity and raise my child and work hard and work hard for the people I work with. I don't have anything to hide. I am completely proud of my life."

    Pressed by the interviewer about some of the controversies surrounding the church, Beck responded, "I think it's about philosophy and sort of, uh, all these kinds of, you know, ideals that are common to a lot of religions. There's nothing fantastical...just a real deep grassroots concerted effort for humanitarian causes."

    "It's unbelievable the stuff they are doing. Education — they have free centers all over the place for poor kids. They have the number one drug rehabilitation program in the entire world.... When you look at the actual facts and not what's conjured in people's minds that's all bullshit to me because I've actually seen stuff firsthand," Beck said.

    He echoed those sentiments elsewhere, including in a 2003 interview with MTV shortly after the birth of his son. "There's that kind of intolerance, which to me is kind of insidious," he said of Scientology's critics. "To make a judgment about something you know nothing about."

    Beck and the Church of Scientology did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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